Major explosion rocks Sultanahmet district in Istanbul, 10 dead
January 12 , 2016
At least 10 people were killed in a major explosion at the historic Sultanahmet district in Istanbul. The district, which is located close to the Blue Mosque, is popular among tourists. As per media reports, the Istanbul Governor’s Office issued a statement on its website saying that fifteen people were injured in the explosion. Some reports suggest that a suicide bomber was responsible for the explosion. Meanwhile, ambulances have been dispatched to the area, which has been sealed off by the police.